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ZIF at the Bonn International Development Job Fair

01.12.2009. Once again, ZIF actively engaged in the biannial International Development Cooperation Job Fair in Bonn on 28th November. In addition to counsel a large number of interested professionals at its information booth, ZIF was part of a panel discussion on the future labour market in international...

[Translate to English:] Expertengespräch zu Afghanistan im Deutschen Bundestag

26.11.2009. [Translate to English:] Dr. Almut Wieland-Karimi, Geschäftsführerin des ZIF, diskutiert am 20. November 2009 bei einem Expertengespräch im Deutschen Bundestag gemeinsam mit Mark Laity, Chief Strategic Communications (SHAPE) und Robert Ayasse, Country Officer Afghanistan, Operations Division (NATO)...

Presentation on Local Ownership in Peace Operations

25.11.2009. Tobias Pietz, Coordinator of the research project on Local Ownership in Peacebuilding Processes sponsored by the German Foundation for Peace Research (DSF) will give a presentation on "Local Ownership in Practice. Lessons from Liberia and Kosovo" at the 2009 Bonn Symposium of the Development and...

ZIF at the 15th IAPTC Conference in Sydney

23.11.2009. The International Association of Peacekeeping Training Centres (IAPTC) was founded in 1995 by the Pearson Peacekeeping Centre of Canada. The aim of its yearly conferences is to facilitate the exchange of information between training providers worldwide.This year’s conference focusses on the need...

West Africa Project extended

16.11.2009. The inter-ministerial West Africa Project has been extended until mid 2012. Since its inception in 2003, the project's goal has been to strengthen peacekeeping capabilities in the ECOWAS region. As part of the project, ZIF and its partner institution, the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping...

ZIF Expert talk on management development

11.11.2009. On 9 November, UN human resources experts and managers in peace operations discussed with ZIF new developments and options for the promotion of civilians for leadership positions. The discussion focussed on training, coaching, and career support. ZIF will continue this dialogue in its attempt to...

New Project: Rule of Law Training for UN Judicial Affairs Officers in Global South

05.11.2009. Strengthening the rule of law is one of the key elements of post-conflict peacebuilding. In close cooperation with the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO), ZIF provides training for the responsible UN Judicial Affairs Officers in a “Rule of Law Training Project” funded by the German...

Training course for Belarusian short term election observers

04.11.2009. On behalf of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) in Minsk, ZIF will be holding a training course for short term election observers from 29 November to 4 December in Berlin. It is targeted at Belarusian civil servants and legal experts and aims to build national...

Congressional Staff Delegation to visit ZIF

04.11.2009. The 2009 Senior Congressional Staff Study Tour of the United States Association of Former Members of Congress will pay a visit to ZIF on 10 November. ZIF and the group of Congressional Staffers and Legislative Directors will discuss peace operations in general as well as Germany’s contribution to...

Dialogue Series - cooperation betweeen ZIF and UN System Staff College

16.10.2009. The first meeting of the new Dialogue Series: Peacekeeping, Peacebuilding and Development brought together the Deputy SRSGs of numerous UN missions and leading international experts in Turin/Italy from 12-14 October. Their discussion focussed on strategic issues such as the dynamics of state...

civcap - New Project on Promoting Civilian Capacity for International Peace Operations

09.10.2009. While the need for qualified civilian personnel in peace operations is constantly growing, it is becoming more and more difficult to fill critical vacancies with experienced professionals. Therefore, many national and international organisations have identified the need for an increased exchange on...

Meeting of the German training platform

22.09.2009. Founded in 2008, the platform brings together the training institutions of the Bundeswehr, federal and state police forces, and ZIF. Its goal ist the development of common curricula and the implementation of  fully integrated, mission-oriented training courses. The meeting on 23. September...